MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


Like us on Facebook! Regular shirt GIVEAWAYS and more

Advertisement

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 09-15-2010, 08:23 AM   #1
Higham
Shh! Ur Boring Everyone!
 
Higham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: 1960
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 447

Experience: 6 years

Bike(s):
Triumph Daytona 600









Cleaning Leathers?

Anyone know of a good place to get your leathers professionally cleaned? I was a bit scared of taking them to the local dry cleaners. Haven't heard of anywhere that specializes in bike leathers. Preferably on the northwest 1960 area.
Higham is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Leather Cleaning/Dry Cleaning/Repair xsv Gear Talk 8 05-01-2014 08:25 PM
Leather Cleaning? zpooch General Discussion (Moto Related) 22 03-28-2012 12:28 PM
cleaning carbs.. graigcat General Discussion (Moto Related) 18 06-21-2008 07:33 PM
How To? cleaning your chain houseofpaint Performance and Modifications 26 05-02-2008 03:14 AM
cleaning csmilo23 Gear Talk 9 08-25-2007 03:34 PM
Advertisement
Old 09-15-2010, 08:33 AM   #2
bluewave18
Safety Third
 
bluewave18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: S.E.
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 34,120

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
08 Busa
03 XR 50








jump in a pool like Cali
bluewave18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 08:40 AM   #3
Higham
Shh! Ur Boring Everyone!
 
Higham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: 1960
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 447

Experience: 6 years

Bike(s):
Triumph Daytona 600









So if Michael Phelps is wearing my leathers and jumps in does that mean they were professionally cleaned?
Higham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 08:59 AM   #4
babymilo36
(งಠ‿ಠ)ง
 
babymilo36's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Nice try, thieves
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 4,635

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2017 Grom




Member Garage


Quote:
Originally Posted by Higham View Post
So if Michael Phelps is wearing my leathers and jumps in does that mean they were professionally cleaned?
if you want your leathers to smell like weed
__________________
forum sig zpsd444cffa

CMRA #620
Wreck it Pandas #68
babymilo36 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 09:17 AM   #5
Triumphant
Senior Member
 
Triumphant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Spring
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 138

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
2002 Triumph Trophy 1200









Just curious. There are actually people that live in Houston that wear leather safety gear? During our summers? No one heard of Armored Mesh or any of its infinite variaties? Kevlar jeans, etc?
__________________
2002 Triumpy Trophy 1200 Sunset Red
Daytona Cams, Jet Hot Headers, D&D Exhaust, K&N, Jet Kit, Corbin Seat, Soon to have Custom Paint(I Hope)
Triumphant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 09:20 AM   #6
bluewave18
Safety Third
 
bluewave18's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: S.E.
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 34,120

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
08 Busa
03 XR 50








There are people who ride track during the summer
bluewave18 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 09:26 AM   #7
Squoddybody
This is me.
 
Squoddybody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hillbilly
Feedback Rating: (5)
Posts: 22,185

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
Custom 2003 SV650






I have a bottle of Teknic leather cleaner that I use according to the label... why do you want to clean them? Are they dirty? Or stinky? Because stinky is different...
Squoddybody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 09:27 AM   #8
Squoddybody
This is me.
 
Squoddybody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hillbilly
Feedback Rating: (5)
Posts: 22,185

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
Custom 2003 SV650






Quote:
Originally Posted by Triumphant View Post
Just curious. There are actually people that live in Houston that wear leather safety gear? During our summers? No one heard of Armored Mesh or any of its infinite variaties? Kevlar jeans, etc?
Ppl in Houston wear a wide variety of gear in the summer - even full leathers depending on the type of riding they do. Atgatt.
Squoddybody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 09:29 AM   #9
cedestech
.
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Feedback Rating: (12)
Posts: 8,302

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+











Quote:
Originally Posted by Triumphant View Post
Just curious. There are actually people that live in Houston that wear leather safety gear? ?



I have 2 mesh jackets I haven't touched in over 2 years.

Leather is only hot if you are sitting still....



cedestech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 09:31 AM   #10
cedestech
.
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Feedback Rating: (12)
Posts: 8,302

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 10+











And for the OP, if SUPER grunge, washer, gentle cycle, woolite,
tumble mostly dry no heat, prop open with fan to completely dry,
then needsfoot oil....

Works for me....

cedestech is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 09:33 AM   #11
Bevo
Hook 'em!
 
Bevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston-The South Loop
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 24,322

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
'12 CBR1000RR Red/Black
'14 CB1000R Matte Gray
'10 CBR1000RR (destroyed)
'09 CBR1000RR C-ABS (sold)
'09 CBR600RR C-ABS (sold)

Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by Triumphant View Post
Just curious. There are actually people that live in Houston that wear leather safety gear? During our summers?
That's what's required for the track. Might as well wear it on the street too.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bumblebee View Post
"I lack skillz"
Bevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 09:34 AM   #12
Higham
Shh! Ur Boring Everyone!
 
Higham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: 1960
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 447

Experience: 6 years

Bike(s):
Triumph Daytona 600









Stinky. I have a textile jacket that I wear during the summer. I just want my leather jacket to be fresh for the cooler weather. I also wanted to see about getting the leather reconditioned. Possibly touching the color up on the worn areas.
Higham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 10:10 AM   #13
MudBug
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Most northern tip of the southside
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 20,878

Experience: 6 years
Trackdays: 6

Bike(s):
1994 kawi zx7
1991 DR250



Member Garage





User is banned

.
MudBug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 10:13 AM   #14
Bevo
Hook 'em!
 
Bevo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Houston-The South Loop
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 24,322

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 3

Bike(s):
'12 CBR1000RR Red/Black
'14 CB1000R Matte Gray
'10 CBR1000RR (destroyed)
'09 CBR1000RR C-ABS (sold)
'09 CBR600RR C-ABS (sold)

Member Garage





Quote:
Originally Posted by MudBug View Post
They don't smell to bad
You must be hard of smelling
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by bumblebee View Post
"I lack skillz"
Bevo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 10:40 AM   #15
MudBug
Banned
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Most northern tip of the southside
Feedback Rating: (3)
Posts: 20,878

Experience: 6 years
Trackdays: 6

Bike(s):
1994 kawi zx7
1991 DR250



Member Garage





User is banned

.
MudBug is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 10:51 AM   #16
Mayday0017
Senior Member
 
Mayday0017's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: West Houston
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 385

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2003 R6 Trackbike









Send a message via AIM to Mayday0017
I read online about washing them in the machine. I tried it don't see any problems yet.... took the liner out used woolite if I remember correctly set it on delicate w/ all the pads pucks and anything else I could remove. Then hang them w/ a fan blowning through them so you can dry them as fast as possible so they don't mildew. Then I put all my pads and such in the washer also took all pads out helmet and washed all of it on delicate too then fan dried.... Haven't noticed any problems so far only done it once and even tossed a little bleech in to kill some mold I had on my leathers from not drying properly.
Mayday0017 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 10:54 AM   #17
Higham
Shh! Ur Boring Everyone!
 
Higham's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: 1960
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 447

Experience: 6 years

Bike(s):
Triumph Daytona 600









Yeah I've heard about this before on a different thread but I figured there must be a Professional leather care/cleaner in Houston. Haven't really looked on the Internet yet. I was hoping to get a good recommendation from here.
Higham is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 11:02 AM   #18
Mayday0017
Senior Member
 
Mayday0017's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: West Houston
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 385

Experience: 5 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2003 R6 Trackbike









Send a message via AIM to Mayday0017
Um... what's his name at the track (john?) that is track side support at GSS does it. Think he said he does it for like $50 or something don't quote me. He most likely does a better job then what I did, but the little talking I did w/ him sounds like he must do it simular but would guess he has better ways to condition the leather after. One thing I woudl really advise is going to cleaners and using one of their big vertical washers that dont' have an agitator in the center.
Mayday0017 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 11:18 AM   #19
Candie
Senior Member
 
Candie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Feedback Rating: (1)
Posts: 10,148

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2013 Ninja 300
07 CBR 600RR (sold)
09 Ninja 250 (sold)
04 CBR 600RR (sold)
04 GSXR 600 (sold)



Quote:
Originally Posted by Higham View Post
Stinky. I have a textile jacket that I wear during the summer. I just want my leather jacket to be fresh for the cooler weather. I also wanted to see about getting the leather reconditioned. Possibly touching the color up on the worn areas.

I use febreez and plain old leather wipes..... I hang them outside after I spray them down on the inside with febreez and the outside down with the leather wipes...... one peice of advice! Don't wipe the booty part right before a trackday! lol
Candie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2010, 11:26 AM   #20
urbanXJ
erect engorged member
 
urbanXJ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Pearland
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 16,521

Experience: 9 years
Trackdays: 10+

Bike(s):
2008 Versys









Quote:
Originally Posted by MudBug View Post
I've always hung mine in the garage and washed them down with the water hose and saddle soap. They don't smell to bad, and they are left stiff. (only Bevo when he rides behind Thomas)
this sounds best
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gixxerbill View Post
"... I say the govt puts something in the water that sterilizes all women..."
urbanXJ is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:25 PM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy